President Barack Obama tapes the weekly address at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah, April 3, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
In this week’s address, the Vice President laid out his and the President’s plan to make two years of community college free for responsible students.
Access to higher education has a tangible impact on a student’s success: Those with an associate’s degree earn 25% more than folks who graduated high school, and those with a four-year degree make 70% more. Not only that, but a better educated citizenry is necessary to ensure that the United States continues to out-compete the rest of the world.
Making two years of community college free is good for workers, good for companies, and good for our economy. And this proposal is part of the President’s broader vision for middle-class economics: that everybody who works hard deserves their fair shot and the chance to get ahead.